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Future Tense of Joy (Hardcover) (Jessica Teich)

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"No one was less likely to take her own life. That's what her Oxford thesis advisor wrote. From the moment I stumbled across the obituary, late at night when I couldn't sleep, I was captivated, and it wasn't the terrible details of her death: That she leapt from the balcony of a high rise in Century City. That she was 27, and a newlywed." So begins Jessica Teich's quest to unravel a mystery: the suicide of someone she never met. Bright and accomplished, with a loving family, Jessica knows she should behappy. But a violent childhood has left its mark. Jessica fears she will never be free of her past-until she discovers the obituary of a young woman, whose life is a ghostly echo of her own. Can Jessica discover what drove this brilliant young woman to kill herself? And will discovering the truth save Jessica from the fissures tearing apart her own life? Part psychological memoir, part literary thriller, The Future Tense of Joy is the luminous account of one woman's efforts to free herself, and her family, from the demons of the past. Witty, brave and suspenseful, the book has been hailed by Meryl Streep as "beautiful, compassionately imagined." Steve Martin called it "a daring and intimate journey into the soul of motherhood.""--
Number of Pages: 277
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Psychology
Sub-Genre: Suicide, Women
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Jessica Teich
Language: English
Street Date: October 4, 2016
TCIN: 51543464
UPC: 9781580055697
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-3054
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